Trends Day 2023
Join ULI Arizona for the 18th Annual Trends Day, taking place on March 10, 2023 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Trends Day is a deep-dive bringing together 30+ top industry experts to discuss the most current state and national real estate trends, with a focus on what to expect in the future, where the best opportunities can be found, and how these components affect both public and private sector partners. ULI Arizona’s Trends Day is recognized as the third largest ULI program globally…this is the not-to-be-missed event of the year.
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TRENDS DAY AGENDA
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Sponsored By: LANDMARK TITLE ASSURANCE AGENCY
Mark Winkleman, Chair, ULI Arizona; President, MGS Realty Partners, Inc.
Tammy Carr, Chair, Trends Day 2023; Director of Business Development, Brinkmann Constructors
Redeveloping the Path for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse
Sponsored By: SUNBELT HOLDINGS
We are witnessing a small but growing market for the redevelopment and preservation of historic properties in our market. Rethinking the tools to incentivize developers to preserve the most valued buildings in our communities will be the key to changing the narrative for historic preservation and encouraging this trend.
Lorenzo Perez, Principal and Co-Founder, Venue Projects – Moderator
Ashley Harder, Founder, Harder Development
Karin Liljegren, FAIA, Founder, Omgivning
Eric Vondy, Preservation Program Manager, Arizona State Historic Preservation Office
Quick Hit – Office
Sponsored By: CBRE
The office market continues to evolve in the wake of the pandemic. This quick hit will provide insights on how the Phoenix office market has responded to the pandemic and where its headed.
Andrew Cheney, CRE, CCIM, SIOR, Principal, Lee & Associates
Harnessing Innovation in Hospitality
Sponsored By: STEINHAUER PROPERTIES
Future trends in hospitality are utilizing innovative design and product development to attract and sustain both customers and hospitality workforce in an ever-divergent and unpredictable economy.
Kenneth L Allen, AIA, ISHC, President and Founding Partner, Allen + Philp Partners Architects/Interiors – Moderator
Marji Aron, Senior Vice President, Development and Design, Fox Restaurant Concepts
John G. Mansour, Principal, Chief Development Officer, The Athens Group
Todd Mark, Managing Director, BB Hotels
Futureproofing: Water and Agriculture in the Desert
Sponsored By: GAMMAGE & BURNHAM
As climate change and water availability headline the news reels, the nation is looking to the West for answers. Top researchers and agtech companies look to the state’s largest water user: Agriculture. Is there a way we continue to support agriculture and have enough water to go around? This forward-thinking panel will discuss water in the West and innovations taking place to tackle the challenges that we face. We will discuss new and quickly rising ideas and technologies sweeping the country that provide some surprising solutions to some of our toughest problems that look to balance our need for local food and the sustainable use of land. This discussion will focus on the impacts that new ways of imagining agriculture in Arizona and elsewhere (through technology, improved data and decision-making, as well as re-thinking the food we grow and eat) can make to water supply and food availability, as well as what is next for this industry.
Paul E. Brierley, Executive Director, Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture, The University of Arizona – Moderator
Samuel Bertram, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, OnePointOne, Inc.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, Office for Research, Innovation and Impact, The University of Arizona
J. Dax Hansen, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP; Chief Executive Officer, Oatman Flats Ranch
QUICK HIT: Retail
Sponsored By: NOVUS INNOVATION CORRIDOR
The retail leasing market is making a remarkable comeback in the face of online retail and the pandemic. This Quick Hit will evaluate the trends that have influenced this comeback, with a particular focus on how suburban retailing will be impacted in the years to come.
Amy Malloy, Managing Principal, Evolve Ventures
Capitalizing on the Economy
Sponsored By: LEWIS ROCA
From a booming COVID-19 real estate market into volatile interest rates, the capital markets continue to navigate through the uncertainty. A panel of top capital markets industry professionals discuss current trends. How has the volatility in interest rates affected underwriting? What asset classes and product types are favorable to lenders and equity investors? Have cap rates followed interest rates? To what leverage levels are deals being underwritten? How are equity investments being structured? How is recourse/non-recourse viewed today?
Lani Baker, Principal and Chief Financial Officer, Holualoa Companies – Moderator
Beth Lambert, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
John Markovich, President, Commercial Lending Operations, FirstBank
Nevena Vujic, Executive Director, U.S. Transactions, PGIM Real Estate
Trends Day Debate
Sponsored By: HOLUALOA COMPANIES
Should greater Phoenix cities and towns, or the State Legislature, remove barriers to or create opportunities for new multi-family housing through new laws, ordinances or zoning changes? Join us for a lively discussion where there are sure to be some diverse opinions about NIMBYism, private property rights, and meeting the growing demand for housing. This debate will give us the opportunity to hear the arguments from those that believe these zoning policies will help deliver needed housing for the Valley’s growing population and from those that believe existing neighborhoods need protection from unchecked multi-family development.
Jenn Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Strategies; Former Mayor, Town of Gilbert – Moderator
Steve Betts, Managing Director of Development, Holualoa Companies; Founder/President, Betts Real Estate Advisors
Nico D. Howard, Co-owner, Nidax Limited Partnership; Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Phoenix
The Honorable David D. Ortega, Mayor, City of Scottsdale
Lisa M. Perez, Member, Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Phoenix; Public Affairs Consultant and Community Leader
Sponsored By: PAPAGO PARK CENTER
Sponsored By: DAVIS
ULI HIGHLIGHTS – Deb Sydenham, FAICP, Executive Director, ULI Arizona District Council
KEYNOTE ALISON LEVINE
Rise Up: Finding Strength and Conquering Challenges in Tough Times
Sponsored By: BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL and WESTERN ALLIANCE BANK
Why is it that some people experience fear and anxiety following stressful events (like living through a pandemic), while others come out of it as a better version of themselves? In her new speech focused on post-traumatic growth (PTG), history-making polar explorer Alison Levine recounts some of the most epic survival stories of all time: from a teenage holocaust survivor who outsmarted the Nazis (who happens to be a family member) to famed Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton—there is much to be learned from those who have survived the unthinkable.
Throughout this moving presentation, Alison uncovers the specific tactics we should use to stack the deck in our favor so that we (and the people around us) experience growth from tough times vs. feeling overwhelmed by stress and doubt. She takes audiences to the most remote, extreme places on the planet and demonstrates how leaders can help people succeed in unpredictable environments and move toward PTG. The world will always be full of challenges—and whether we choose to rise up or retreat after them will change our destiny.
Affordability of Housing
Sponsored By: MARICOPA COUNTY IDA
In the face of rising rents, spiking evictions and a shortage of affordable housing, the resulting increase in Arizona’s unhoused population has given rise to a number of innovative community-based and government sponsored housing programs. Our panel of experts will discuss what works, what doesn’t, and what’s on the horizon for creative solutions to this complex problem.
Catherine Reagor, Senior Real Estate Reporter, The Arizona Republic – Moderator
Terry Benelli, Executive Director, LISC Phoenix; Member, Federal Reserve Board Los Angeles
Shannon M. Clancy, Chief Executive Officer, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Phoenix
Thomas M. Simplot, Former Director, Arizona Department of Housing
The Honorable Corey Woods, Mayor, City of Tempe, Arizona
QUICK HIT – Industrial
Sponsored By: MORTENSON
The Phoenix industrial market has shown remarkable strength over the past several years. This Quick Hit will describe the reasons for this strength and will analyze whether this strength will continue in the future.
Jenna Borcherding, Director of Development, VanTrust Real Estate
Quick Hit: Single Family Residential
Sponsored By: SNELL & WILMER
After experiencing strong buyer demand over the past few years, the market is undergoing dramatic changes in the wake of rising interest rates and inflation concerns. This Quick Hit will examine how home builders are reacting to these forces and look forward to the factors that could jumpstart a recovery in the home building market.
Michael “Frenchy” IlesCremieux, Regional President Arizona/Texas/New Mexico, Richmond American Homes
Sponsored By: PIVOTAL GROUP
History does not repeat itself but it tends to rhyme. What are the key macroeconomic forces and secular trends driving the global economy today, where are we headed, and what lessons does history offer investors? Engage in a conversation on the future of economic growth, inflation, and housing. Learn how investors can play both defense and offense amidst heightened volatility.
Paula Campbell Roberts, Managing Director – Head of Global Consumer & Real Estate Macro and Thematic Investing, KKR
Mark Winkleman, Chair, ULI Arizona District Council; President, MGS Realty Partners Inc.
Sponsored By: BRINKMANN CONSTRUCTORS
Digital Media Sponsor CLAYCO
Green Room Sponsor WILLMENG
VIP Dinner Sponsor LAND ADVISORS ORGANIZATION